The Mys­tery Of Link­ing Words in Eng­lish Uncov­ered VIDEO

How to Use The Link­ing /r/ Sound VIDEO:


Hi, from Speak More Clear­ly.

In this video you will learn about how prac­tise link­ing words in Eng­lish – specif­i­cal­ly the link­ing /r/ sound.
Using the /r/ sound in this way is impor­tant so you sound like a local, speak with more flow­ing and flu­ent speech in Eng­lish.
This pro­nun­ci­a­tion ele­ment needs to be learnt for British and Aus­tralian Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion. It already occurs nat­u­ral­ly when using an Amer­i­can accent.

When a word is writ­ten with a silent /r/ at the end, for exam­ple her, were, car, for, and is fol­lowed by a word that begins with a vow­el, the /r/ is pro­nounced.

Let’s prac­tise link­ing words in Eng­lish togeth­er…

In the word ‘her’, the /r/ is not said, but if you say a word begin­ning with a vow­el straight after it , for exam­ple, ‘apple’, then the /r/ is pro­nounced.
So in con­nect­ed flu­ent Eng­lish, it’s not said ‘ her apple’, but ‘her­rap­ple’. Let’s put it in a sen­tence.
Her­rap­ple is on the table. copy me.

And again, Her­rap­ple is on the table.

Let’s do anoth­er one.
the words ‘were on’, becomes wereron and again wereron.
And in a sen­tence :
They wereron the road.

and again:
They wereron the road.

And let’s do one more- copy me
‘for Annie’, becomes ‘for­rAn­nie’, and again ‘for­rAn­nie’

And in a sen­tence-
That’s for­rAn­nie

Last time : That’s for­rAn­nie.

So that’s how to use a link­ing /r/ sound – link­ing words in Eng­lish doesn’t need to be dif­fi­cult – just keep prac­tis­ing and you’ll get there!
Look out for our next video on how to use the intru­sive /r/ sound in Eng­lish.

Enjoy prac­tis­ing!
Bye for now,
Esther

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